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Twenty one projects completed in Samangan province

With a cost of more than 36,229,773 AFN including 10% community contribution, twenty-one projects of the National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD/NSP) were recently completed in Samangan province. According to the Provincial Manager of

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Electricity supply from Iran to Farah to be completed in 18 months

Engineers from Afghanistan’s Ministry of Water and Energy have completed the survey to supply electricity from Iran to Farah province. Western Farah province will receive electricity from Iran through Sistan Baluchistan in 18 months as per the agreement signed last

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Projects worth over 40mn AFN completed in Ghazni province

The National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD/NSP) recently completed 20 development projects in the districts of Jaghori ,Nawar and Andar and in a number of communities related to the center of Ghazni province. According

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Engineers in northern Afghanistan improve capabilities for civil construction projects

Over the past ten days, more than 125 engineers from various line departments in the provinces Badakhshan, Baghlan, Balkh, Kunduz and Takhar successfully took part in “Measuring & Scaling” training workshops. The aim of the five four-day workshops was to

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Afghanistan, Pakistan to address trade and transit issues

Representatives from the Afghan government and Afghan private sector will be heading to Pakistan to address trade and transit issues that are impeding Afghan business activities. The trip was planned over a month ago by President Ashraf Ghani during his

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51 welfare projects implemented in Badghis

Fifty-one welfare projects have been successfully completed in Muqur, Qala-e-Naw and Qadis districts of Badghis province. Costing 3,761,465 AFN, these projects are implemented by the National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD/NSP). According to the

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Gas price set at 60 AFN per kilo in Kabul, 54 AFN in provinces

A commission formed by the Oil and Gas Directorate, the Association of Oil and Gas and the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) agreed to set the price of gad at 60 AFN per kilo in capital Kabul and

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Afghan carpets exported under the shadow of Pakistan

About one million Afghans are involved in the weaving industry in Peshawar, Pakistan out of the four million Afghans residing there. Afghan weavers have chosen to stay in Peshawar, because they can avail from the resources available there to run

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5 must-watch movies on Afghanistan

Osama (2003) Director: Siddiq Barmak Starring: Marina Golbahari, Zubaida Sahar, Mohammad Arif Herati,Mohammad Nadir Khwaja During the repressive regime of the Taliban, women were barred from participating in the socio-economic affairs. This path breaking movie revolves around a girl, who loses all the male

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Thousands benefit from development projects in Zabul districts

The National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD/NSP) recently completed 22 development projects in the districts of Tarnak-wa-Juldak and Shah Joy and in a number of localities related to Qalat, the center of Zabul province,

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President Ghani demands UN to relinquish control of funds for Afghan police

Frustrated by the vast mismanagement and waste of funds, President Ashraf Ghani unexpectedly demanded the United Nations Development Program to relinquish control of aid that funds the salaries of Afghanistan’s police officers. The USD 5mn funds for the salaries of

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5 provinces receive new science class packages worth over AFN 5 million from Germany

The Afghan Ministry of Education’s Provincial Education Directorates (PEDs) of Balkh, Badakhshan, Takhar, Kunduz and Sar-e-Pul received new equipment for science lessons at schools. The total value of the packages adds up to over AFN 5 million, funded by the

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Afghanistan, Japan sign USD 20mn non-project grant agreement

The Japanese government donated USD 20mn aid to the Afghan government in response to the urgent request from the Government of Afghanistan which faces a severe budget crisis. An agreement to that effect was signed between Acting Foreign Minister Atiqullah

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15% rise in Nimroz customs revenue

The customs department of the western Nimroz province has recorded 6.5bn AFN in revenue for this year, seeing a 15% increase over the previous year. Customs Diretor Wais Sultani attributed the boost in revenue to the improvements that were brought

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New Kabul City to be completed in 15 years period

The officials of the Dehsabz-Barikab City Development Authoriy (DCDA) said they were ready to kick off the construction of the New Kabul City upon receiving approval from the Presidential Palace. Elham Omar Hotaki, project development in-charge, said contracts worth USD

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Germany invests AFN 11 million in studios & training for Samangan local radio and TV

Building work officially began on a new studio for Samangan’s local radio and television station RTA on Wednesday. The construction of the studio is part of a project, which also includes training for the station’s journalists and TV and radio

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Over 18 thousand families benefit from development projects in Herat

With a cost of 165,337,000 AFN, 86 development projects of the National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD/NSP) were recently completed in various districts of Herat province. According to the Provincial Manager of NSP in

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Afghan lawmakers unanimously reject draft national budget

Afghanistan has entered the new fiscal year but without a national budget. The lawmakers unanimously rejected the draft national budget for the year 2015, calling it unbalanced and unjustified. Around 458.8bn AFN is estimated for the new fiscal year’s budget,

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Global economy sputter, US powers ahead

2014 was a rather lucky for the US economy. While the world’s economy slowed down, the US grew. The US economy gained back its strength in 2014 after five years of recession. Nearly 3 million jobs were created, the most

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A girls’ high school in Mazar gets new school building

Balkh Department of Education (DoEd) inaugurated a new 24-classroom building for Sayed Hedyatullah Naqshbandi Girls’ High School in district 8 in Mazar-e Sharif. Funded by the German government, the overall budget for the school building project amounted to over AFN

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Community contributes to implementation of development projects in Balkh

A dozen of development projects were completed in Charbolak district of Balkh province. The projects were implemented at a total cost of AFN 30,119,250 by the National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (NSP/MRRD) with 10%

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Afghan company recognized for its contribution to women empowerment

Tanweer FBMI—the handicraft subsidiary of Tanweer Investments—emerged winner in the humanitarian category of the Arab Woman Awards UAE 2014 in recognition of its contribution to Afghan women empowerment. Tanweer Investment partnered with Fatima bint Mohamed bin Zayed Initiative (FBMI) in

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Development projects completed in Helmand province

The National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (NSP/MRRD) recently completed three development projects in Nahar-e-Saraj and Garamsir districts of Helmand province. According to the provincial manager of NSP in Helmand province, these development projects included

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Salman Khan tops 2014 Forbes India Celebrity 100 list

Salman Khan leads the 2014 Forbes India Celebrity 100 chart, both in terms of revenue and fame—a first for a Forbes India celebrity list topper. The bad boy of Bollywood, though dodged by controversies and court cases, has maintained his

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Agriculture as a Growth Industry in Afghanistan: Challenges and Possibilities

Although less than 13 percent of the Afghanistan’s land is arable, agriculture is the largest source of income within the country’s economy. At least 75 percent of Afghans rely in part on the agricultural sector for their livelihoods. The importance

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